Partnership News and Updates

This week, IWJV Coordinator Dave Smith is discussing partnerships, the IWJV’s bird habitat conservation work, and collaborative opportunities at the Summer Western Association of Fish & Wildlife...
The water impounded behind and around beaver dams provides habitat for many bird species.
An award presented to visionaries in bird conservation goes to the Intermountain West Joint Venture’s Coordinator Dave Smith.
Since 2010, SGI has conserved more than 4.4 million acres of sage grouse habitat but these numbers dwindle in comparison to the priceless people behind them. Learn more the brand-new report “Success...

Who

we are

The Intermountain West Joint Venture is a diverse partnership of federal, state and nongovernmental agencies. More >

Management Board | Staff | State Conservation Partnerships | Technical Committee

Where

we work

The IWJV operates across parts of eleven states and encompasses 486 million acres of some of the most diverse and intact landscapes in the West. More >

Character of the Intermountain West

What

we do

The IWJV conserves priority bird habitats through partnership-driven, science-based projects and programs. More >

U.S. Habitat Joint Ventures | Plans & Bird Conservation Initiatives | Project Spotlight | Latest News

Profile Your FY 2014 Projects!

We are rolling individual successes into a cumulative total to tell the story at a regional scale of collaborative bird habitat conservation through science and partnerships.

IWJV Engages with State Fish and Wildlife Agencies at WAFWA Summer 2015 Meeting

This week, IWJV Coordinator Dave Smith is discussing partnerships, the IWJV’s bird habitat conservation work, and collaborative opportunities at the Summer Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) Meeting.

Birds and Beaver, A Restoration Guidebook

The water impounded behind and around beaver dams provides habitat for many bird species.

National Conservation Award Presented To Intermountain West Leader

An award presented to visionaries in bird conservation goes to the Intermountain West Joint Venture’s Coordinator Dave Smith.

Success on the Range

Since 2010, SGI has conserved more than 4.4 million acres of sage grouse habitat but these numbers dwindle in comparison to the priceless people behind them. Learn more the brand-new report “Success on the Range."

USDA, Montana Enter Agreement to Enhance State's Sage Grouse

Through the MOU, partners will be able to better explore innovative approaches to sage grouse habitat conservation and management, promote voluntary and incentive-based approaches for delivery, and strategically align their collective resources to alleviate threats facing sage grouse and ranching.

Reducing Cultivation of Grazing Lands Conserves Sage Grouse

In the northeast part of sage grouse range, 70% of the best habitat is privately owned-–and the single greatest threat in this region is cultivation of native sagebrush grazing lands. Scientists assessed lands in eastern Montana, the western Dakotas, and northeast Wyoming to evaluate the potential impacts to sage grouse if more land is converted from sagebrush to crops.

Cheatgrass Die-offs As An Opportunity For Restoration, Webinar

This webinar is part of the Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) eight-part webinar series showcasing projects supported by the LCC.

Job Alert: WA Sage Grouse Initiative Job Opening, Range Conservationist

This position provides range/wildlife technical assistance for the Sage Grouse Initiative and associated Farm Bill conservation programs to agriculture producers and landowners.

Record Number of Farmers and Ranchers Certified Under 2014 Farm Bill Conservation Compliance

Implementing the 2014 Farm Bill provisions for conservation compliance is expected to extend conservation provisions for an additional 1.5 million acres of highly erodible lands and 1.1 million acres of wetlands, which will reduce soil erosion, enhance water quality, and create wildlife habitat.

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